Today, Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan carried out convalescent plasma blood donation at Jakarta Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Office on Jalan Kramat Raya, Senen, Central Jakarta. As one of the COVID-19 survivors, he participates in donating the convalescent plasma which expected to be useful for patients who are exposed to COVID-19.
" I just finished donate the convalescent plasma"
Before donating the plasma, he visited the convalescent plasma donor service at the location. It is to ensure all the donors are optimally facilitated thus blood supply distribution for patients can run efficiently.
"I just finished donate the convalescent plasma. As the COVID-19 survivors, we are grateful that today we can gather with families, even though at the same time our fellows are being treated in hospitals. They can reunite with their families if they recover, and convalescent plasma can help them," he said as quoted from Jakarta PPID Press Release, on Thursday (1/14).
He explained that patients who are still exposed to COVID-19 can be cured through convalescent plasma donor from the survivors. Besides, the plasma donors in Jakarta will be easily facilitated because Jakarta PMI's Blood Transfusion Unit (UTD) has received a mandate as convalescent plasma provider for COVID-19 patients since June 2020.
He also encouraged Jakarta residents with status of COVID-19 survivors to participate as convalescent plasma donors.
"Let us help our fellows to feel what we are feeling right now, when we can reunite with our families. Just for half an hour, you can save people's lives. We call all COVID-19 survivors to be the convalescent plasma donors," he conveyed.
For information, here are special requirements to be convalescent plasma donors:
a) Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (positive result from PCR swab test/antigen swab test)
b) Have been free of COVID-19 symptoms (fever/cough/shortness of breath/diarrhea) for at least 14 days
c) Age 18-60 years old
d) Recommended for men, as well as women who haven't pregnant
e) Have minimum weight of 55 kilograms
f) Don't have serious diseases (kidney failure, heart failure, cancer, diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure)
For prospective plasma donors who wish to contribute in Jakarta, please contact Jakarta PMI at 021 - 390 6666 and email for customer service at email@example.com.
For information, when donating his plasma, Anies also accompanied by Jakarta Health Agency Head, Widyastuti; PMI Chairman, Rustam Effendi; PMI Secretary, Arief Rachman; and his staffs.